Easily Steps to Paint Cluster Flowers, Oil

Easily Steps to Paint Cluster Flowers, Oil


Painting With Yovette, How to Paint Cluster Flowers, Oil Well Hello everybody! This is the female
Bob Ross descending from heaven! It’s just a joke of course, happy Halloween!
And I’m so glad you could join me today today. We’re going to be painting cluster
flowers and I’m really excited to bring this to you. I hope you’re going to enjoy
it and so, and well, let’s just go ahead and get started. Okay to get started
here’s a list of the supplies. We have at the top the thinner and then we have the
oil paint medium I’m using Bob Ross brand but if you have another brand that
you like go ahead and use that I have a small palette knife a one-inch brush two
floral brushes and two half-inch bright brushes which are the flat. And if I also
have the colors, it is the titanium white ultramarine blue SAP green
turquoise mauve or mauve whichever you prefer
alizarin crimson magenta and yellow. I also have a little container for holding
the oil medium and then I also see I have a blue paper towel under the
brushes that’s something that I found that’s really absorbent and very nice
because it doesn’t give lint and I’ve seen several people on YouTube using it
so I thought well I’ll give it a try and see what happens. So anyway so that’s
that’s all the supplies. Now sometimes before I start a painting I will just
start sketching and I’ll just lay out some designs and here’s one of them that
I laid out. Okay here’s another painting this one’s just done on paper I do paper
a lot because it’s easy throw away. Here’s another one that turned out kind
of pretty this one I put a little container under the flowers kind of like
the colors of those flowers. Here was just a small
one that I thought turned out kind of cute now I really like the colors in this
one. Okay to start I’m going to take just eat one of these blue towels and fold it
in quarters and I’m going to dip into my medium I’m just going to cover my canvas
I have quite a bit I have maybe well I think I started out with like a
tablespoon of oil medium in here and I’m just going to wipe over my canvas. Now
always I sand and my canvases and gesso them over again because I like a really
smooth canvas. If yours is a rough canvas don’t worry about it just go ahead and
use it anyway but the reason I do that is because it saves so much wear and
tear on my brushes and I love that! I don’t like to ruin my brushes. So anyway
just a light even coat of just thin oil medium or whatever medium you have. These
towels are nice I like them because they do not leave lint. Sometimes I use Viva
paper towels most of the time because I those are pretty much lint free too but
these are even better. Okay so now I have a thin even coat on here set that back
down. Okay first thing you want to do is take my 1 inch brush and I’m going to go
into just a little bit of yellow and I want to maybe just that put the tips of
that in there just to have a little bit on my brush. Okay so a little yellow and
I mean very little yellow because we’re just barely tinting and a
touch of crimson. Just sort of a kind of a like a sunshiny
color. Let’s try that yeah that’s nice see it just barely barely shows up
that’s all I want just something that barely shows up. Now I’m standing to do this painting so
I hope in my head doesn’t keep bumping, that happens every once in a while. Okay just a slight bit of yellow maybe just a
touch more yellow yeah like that pretty. okay. Now with the same brush I want to go
into some blue and let’s see what colors do I want, maybe a little green, blue and
green, touch of oil medium okay. And I’m thinking that I’m going to
have maybe the small cluster here a little cluster here and a little cluster
here and they’ll be sort of almost like three different colors but in the
meantime I want to have a little bit of greenery on the edges and this is just
criss crossy strokes you just want to put this in, this is just going to be on the
outside of the flowers this kind of almost like a it’ll be turn out to be
kind of like a shadow color. If you get some streaks in here don’t
worry about it just fuzz them out. I’m kind of going a little bit off to
the edges here. Ya know I like that. Now where I’m gonna
have some leaves I want to probably make this just a hair darker. not very much just a little bit and
since I clusters maybe right here just sort of thinking to myself and maybe
I’ll have one down here and maybe a cluster over here. So in that case I’m
going to have a little bit darker right here, and I think also a little bit darker
over here, and maybe right here. Yeah I like that well that blue is
beautiful in there the blue is what really really darkens an area. Okay good
a little more blue I like it right here okay just sort of lightly just go over
everything just make sure it’s all blended in. Now this is a 12 by 16 canvas
and this actually this time is canvas board it’s not actually actual canvas so
anyway okay set the one-inch brush aside and go pick up one of your half-inch
brushes. Now I have this one’s a Bob Ross brush but I do have a couple of others
that I use mainly because I’m going to be, wanted, I’m going to want to be
changing colors, so the first thing I want to do is dip into my oil medium. I
want to get that oil into my brush and I’m think the first color I’m going to
choose is like blue I really like the blue, and you know like hydrangeas or
geraniums or whatever any kind of a cluster flower, a lot of times you’ll
find they come in different colors so anyway just kind of crisscross
crisscross your strokes just making a cluster here and I do want it deeper in
the center and sort of on this lower edge and the reason is because see my
yellow my Sun will be coming in this way so I want that and maybe a touch of crimson and a touch of white just to lighten
that just a tiny bit and this comes out to sort of a purplish color let’s add a
little pink just play with these colors oh you can you can just come up with
your own colors and just make anything! See and just keep it real loose just
crisscross and here and there I think this time I want to go into more blue a little medium more blue and how about
a little mauve, ooh pretty! hmm, oh how about some of this, mmm oh
yeah that’s gorgeous! Look at how that changed it and see just crisscross just just making
little streaks here and there. These are going to be little petals, okay
wiping my brush off slightly I want to go into let’s say I want something very
dark so how about alizarin crimson and blue very very dark.
I want the dark right down here. Good. And this can this can overlap, it’s okay wiping off the brush again maybe a
little white right up here. And now I just I’m just playing with colors here.
I’m just kind of mixing and just fooling around basically. And I want to darken this over here, you’ve
got to be sure and have the dark in here. I wonder how many of you actually love
doing flowers, flowers it’s not my favorite thing to do and I’m not, I’m
really really not very good at it, but you know I just keep struggling with it,
I just keep trying, eventually someday it’s gonna work out for me. But if it
doesn’t that’s okay too because my real love is landscapes I just adore
landscapes. So anyway okay we’ll call that good. I’m just going to set that
brush down and now I’m going to go into filbert brush, I want to pick up a
filbert brush, again I want to wet it with medium, and let’s go into some white,
now notice I have three piles of white here, that’s because I’m going to be sort
of tinting them. So this first one I’m going to tint
oh, how about pink that would be pretty. Tint it just a little pink. And I’m going to go into the blue flower
with this pink just because I think that would look nice. Now when you’re going to
do these cluster petals, you just sort of, just they kind of go every which way,
there’s no rhyme nor reason to them. Every once in a while you’ll see
something that goes together like that, maybe here, here and it’s like a 1 2 3
and then a little crisscross and maybe here,
and maybe there’s only two petals here maybe a pedal, and a pedal, and a loose
pedal, see the pedal is just, you can just stick them anywhere. Let’s have a
few just dropping out here. Now that’s pretty! Okay wipe the brush. I’m
going to go into medium again and this time I’m going to go into how about some
blue this time and into the white and again we’re just going to go on the
outside here, one two three cross, this can go into the pink that’s not a
problem. And these outer edges, see you want these
little pieces to stick out every once in a while. Can be two or three petals. These are
just suggestions they’re not really really really petals at all. And see if I always got this little bit
of white on the brush so the white does show off, it does show up, and I like
that okay, and for this one let’s do maybe a little
hmm how about a little mauve into the white because remember they’re just
all different colors. Oh pretty! And if you feel your brush is getting
low with paint then just go ahead and add some more. Okay and I’m going to set this brush
aside now because I’m done with this. Now I want to grab my my secondary flat
brush, my my excuse me, my half inch brush into the medium and this time let’s get
rid of this grit this red here I don’t want that there. Okay dip into the oil
medium and let’s go into some blue and green and I want to have, we did some
dark down here, so let’s do a leaf down here. Now I did a video on doing leaves
previously which you can you can refer to. Not quite slick enough here, this has
to be really slippery and actually I’m going to add maybe a touch of yellow
because that’s an awful deep green. I don’t want it quite that deep. There
that’s better. Okay. Okay let’s have another one maybe we’ll
do two of them right here. Okay do you remember how we did those? More medium green blue maybe this one’s
over well no let’s do this one. They’re pretty, I like that. Make sure you, the reason, the way you can
tell if you have enough medium is it will feel very slippery when you’re
pulling your brush. If you don’t have enough medium it’s gonna drag and it’s
going to feel really really strange. I think here let’s go ahead and have three
leaves I’m just gonna crisscross here and here maybe one here you can tell and
being really careful huh? Not! Okay again reload this is just using blue and green
if you want to use some different colors that’s fine. Well let’s do one here. Oh, those are turning out very nice. We
could do one more here. That one’s sticking up a little bit more
that’s good, that kind of breaks it up a little bit. I think I want to call that
good. Okay now that brush where we’re going to take it, just kind of wipe
it off on a paper towel, and to go into some medium, and this time I want to go
into some yellow. Make sure feels nice and slippery, and because my light is
coming in here we’re going to hit the left side of the
leaves. I’m hoping this is not too blurry for
you. Okay so the left side of the leaves just a little bit on this side and how about here whoops there see I’m
just hitting the tips wipe that off because I’m getting that kind of gooey, I want to keep my yellow so let’s go in
this side, and this side, see how that kind of brought that leaf
forward? Let’s go into, let’s see where would the light be hitting here? Maybe
hmm maybe just on the tips like so,
yeah I think that’s good. Okay wipe that brush off really good and you can even squeeze that out if you
want. I don’t like to use a lot of thinner because I’ve got the oil medium
down underneath, so now I want to wet this brush again, and this time I want to
go into turquoise, oh I love this turquoise blue! Gorgeous, just a gorgeous
gorgeous color. Right down here, so maybe this leaf is kind of curling so this
would be more on the underside there reload this would be on the underside, reload again, now this one you wouldn’t
see too much, but a little bit, and over here, there. Not sure which one is supposed to be
going over there, I think we better put that yellow one back over there, because that yellow one I like the
yellow one overlapping. So we’ll just hit that one again, yeah
that’s better. Okay and I sort of messed this up didn’t
I? There okay, okey-dokey. Next I want to do
just a little bit of a stem here, kind of make a little bit of a curve, Okay
that’s good. I’m going to put that brush aside now
and I’m going to go back to my filbert that had some blue and purple and all
the different colors on it, and what I want to do is make some more of these
little things because they’re kind of cute! So let’s go into a little blue and
maybe there’s just a few of them out here, maybe a couple little darker blue, whoops
me been darker than that, see you’re kind of breaking up that edge
making a sort of so it’s just not all just a little ball. A little bit of purplish, yeah there, turned out very nice. Okay now
I’m going to wipe the brush off, that’s all I’m doing it’s just wiping the
excess off. Now, ah, matter of fact I’m going to get a clean brush because now I
want to go into pure white, and so, get the brush wet and let’s see, we’ll go into this, Oh this
sort of a, how about this one turquoise. First we’ll go into this pull out the
white and this time this is your highlight you
want this, you’ll have a little spot in each flower that’s highlighted, and so
what you want to do is make one beautiful flower, so one two three four.
There’s one, and maybe there’s one here, and maybe there’s one here, and if you start seeing your tips get
dirty just wipe it off, go back into fresh white, maybe there’s one here, maybe
there’s a just a couple of highlights here and there, but you want to keep the
focus right in the middle there, okay. More medium, and let’s go into more white
but this time we’ll go in this blue and we’ll make one nice flower, and maybe
one here, and here, maybe here, okay? And last, but not least, our pink. I love
that pink, but pink and white mostly white, and we’ll have one here, well let’s
go right about here, here here here here. I picked up a lot so I’m going to wipe off
the brush. Medium again, back into the white, and if that didn’t come out white
enough like this really did not come out as much as I wanted, okay I’m just going
to hit it again, there! More white and pink and maybe there’s one here and see
sometimes you can you can hit your the flat of your brush like this and then
sometimes you can hit the side and it still makes the impression of a flower
even though it’s not the whole flower. Now remember I’m no expert at flowers I
doodle around, and once I get into it I really have a good time, I just really
enjoy it, but boy getting me into it is really a difficult job. Okay.
Well let’s call that good because I don’t want to highlight too much
otherwise it becomes distracting. But what I would like to do now is load this
brush again with white, excuse me with medium, make sure it’s wet, maybe
that was a little too much, okay let’s go into this blue and white here. Now do you
remember how we made daisies before? I think daisies just look fantastic in
here, so let’s do one let’s do one here well let’s do one facing this way.
One two three, load again one two three four five six.
There’s a cute Daisy. Okay back into your white, maybe there’s one up here facing
this way, that picked up green so I’m just wiping
it off a little, so we’ve got one daisy facing this way
one Daisy facing this way and I need to highlight that a little bit more because it picked up really a lot of
green. There that’s better. Okay more white more white let’s have another
Daisy where will we put it how about down here let’s have it facing this way, be sure and wipe your brush off a lot
in between. I’d like one over here, and we’ll have it
facing out this way, and that is just lonely I don’t want to
do anything more than that that’s that’s plenty. So wipe the brush off, and with
your yellow just pure yellow, just dip your brush in, just, can you see that
little bit of a little bit of paint there? Just a dippy dab, all we’re
gonna do is just touch, now I only want to do the clusters, wipe it off,
reload, little yellow not all the clusters but just pick out a few that
you think would probably have a little bit of a center. That’s probably good, and
then with that, wipe off again, and then with that yellow and crimson you’ll
get that sort of a orange color, a little more yellow, and that’s a daisy center. So Daisy
Center And I think that’s it!
So, that’s my rendition of how to do a cluster flower. There’s probably people
out there that do a lot better job, they’re a lot prettier, but this is this
is the way I paint then. So I see one thing I want, you can always go back in
this medium, when I dip into the medium like that a lot of times it’s just for
cleaning my brush. It just gets the excess paint when you want to change a
color. I saw something here, oh yeah, I see it. I saw a flower here that I thought
needed a more touch up. There that’s better.
Okay, well I’m gonna call that good. So all we need to do is sign it somewhere,
and there you go! Well we’ve come to a closed of another
video, and I sure hope you enjoyed this one, and I hope you pick up brushes and
try cluster flowers, they’re really a lot of fun once you get into them, it just
may take a little bit of coaching, but they’re really fun to do. And I also want
to say if I offended anybody with my Bob Ross impersonation I’m really sorry
because that’s the last thing I want to do is hurt anybody, it was all just for
fun because Halloween is going to be here before we know it! So anyway please
forgive if I offended. Also I wanted to apologize for my head and my hand
getting in the way in this video, after I was able to view it I saw so many things
wrong, so I’m gonna have to work on that camera angle. So my apologies now for
that, and I will work on it and see if I can’t fix that. And also I wanted to
thank you for subscribing to my channel and for being friends, and writing the
emails, and sending me wonderful photographs of your paintings, I just
love that! I really enjoy communicating with you on the comments below my videos,
and you’re just wonderful people out there!
just really enjoy you and thank you so much for being friends! Also I have not
forgotten all the requests that I’ve had for doing paintings like the red candle,
that’s on my list, and roses is on my list, an owl, mountains, more trees, more
water, rocks, I’ve had so many requests it’s just going to take me a little time to
get to it all, but I will! So anyway well I guess that’s all. I
blabbered on enough. You have a great day. Bye bye

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